Conoship International Projects (CIP) developed an innovative, future-proof and environmentally friendly 3600 dwt general cargo vessel, suited for sea-river operations. This vessel can be considered the new standard for low-air draught sea-river coasters. The first series of 6 of these diesel-electric propulsed cargo vessels will be constructed at Fosen Yard Emden, Germany.
New standard sea-river coaster
With its well thought out diesel-electric propulsion system, enlarged propeller in combination with a ConoDuctTail® and optimised hull lines, its fuel consumption will be best in class, especially in wind and waves. To further improve its performance, the design is ready for wind-assisted propulsion, as it is prepared for the placement of two Econowind VentiFoils®, which would reduce the fuel consumption and CO2 emissions by abt. 10%, depending on sailing route.
The design is highly future-proof. The EEDI of the vessel as calculated as a diesel-driven vessel is already below the phase 3 requirements. Furthermore, a switch of fuel type to future fuels such as liquid hydrogen or ammonia is facilitated by smart arrangement design, where the requirements of the future fuels have been taken into account from the beginning of the conceptual design process.